"Where can we see the Wall?" is a question frequently asked by tourists. Remnants of the 155-kilometer-long Cold War frontier can be seen at the East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie and on Bernauer Strasse.
Many tourists in Berlin want to learn about the city’s history and its division. The Checkpoint Charlie Museum gives some idea of the profound consequences the Berlin Wall had on human destinies.
Great things are expected of Berlin: a bastion of freedom and creativity, a laid-back city where being different is accepted. But the city is still looking for itself, says guest columnist Carmen-Francesca Banciu.
A 360-degree panorama of the Berlin Wall stands at the former Checkpoint Charlie border crossing. The panorama was designed by artist Yadegar Asisi, and shows scenes from a November day in 1980. Tourists love it.
Italian police have revealed that they helped dismantle a Berlin-based cell of Islamic extremists. The suspects reportedly had links to Christmas market attack suspect Anis Amri, who was shot dead in Italy.
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